Inappropriately low aldosterone concentrations in adults with AIDS-related diarrhoea in Zambia: a study of response to fluid challenge

@article{Kaile2008InappropriatelyLA,
  title={Inappropriately low aldosterone concentrations in adults with AIDS-related diarrhoea in Zambia: a study of response to fluid challenge},
  author={Trevor Kaile and Isaac S Zulu and Ruth Lumayi and Neil Ashman and Paul Kelly},
  journal={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
Chronic diarrhoea is one of the most debilitating consequences of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa and it carries a high mortality rate. We report unexpectedly low concentrations of circulating aldosterone in 12 patients (6 men, 6 women) in the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, who all had diarrhoea for over one month. Changes in serum electrolytes, blood pressure, Karnofsky score and serum aldosterone concentration were being monitored during a short study of responses to saline… CONTINUE READING